Aldi DAB Radio Review by a Proper Tradesman

Updated May 3, 2024 | Posted Mar 15, 2019 | Professional insight, Tool Insight | 3 comments

I picked this Aldi DAB radio up as my 2nd makita stopped working and didn’t want to fork out another £100ish on a new radio. I can’t believe Makita can’t make a quality radio for that type of money!! I hated mine, poor sound, too much bass and it broke easily!!

The Aldi DAB radio is different, it’s not overly big which is a plus, looks like it will take some abuse. It’s got Bluetooth and a aux output. It is the perfect fit for my life as a decorator.

The signal on dab is spot on. I was quite surprised how well this radio performs!


The best thing is the sound quality. Going from a Makita to the Aldi DAB radio is like going from a white-label coke flavoured drink, to classic cola! The sound is crisp and clear. The signal never meases a beat. This is one of the best things I’ve bought.

The only bad side I can see is the antenna is made of plastic and might be prone to snapping.

But for £60 and a 3-year warranty you can’t go wrong

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Updated May 3, 2024 | Posted Mar 15, 2019 | 3 comments

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Cupit has been in the decorating industry since 2002 and has mostly worked as a Trade Decorator in the domestic sector (peoples’ homes). Self-proclaimed “product geek”, Mike has a passion for paint and decorating tools. Mike now spends most of his time testing paint products and tools, comparing them to similar products on the market, and blogging about the industry in general.
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  1. George Coull

    Blimey £30 for a Dab radio thats a bargain, I am off to the 3 Aldis around my way as see if any of them have one
    Thanks for the review

  2. Des

    Thanks for the heads up

  3. Allyn

    Wow £30 for dab I’ve got to have one


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